iDisk allows you to store files in MobileMe's cloud, then access and share them from any computer, iPad, or iPhone; this includes music files. Within the release notes of the latest iDisk release, Apple says you can even "Play audio from your iDisk while using another app." Multitasking and streaming at the same time? Color me happy. But there is a restriction. Find out what it is after the break.
- Free MobileMe — There have been reports of MobileMe subscribers' status switching from "Individual" to "Full Member" over the weekend. This leads some to believe that the MobileMe service will soon become free for all.
- New Apple TV — The evidence is pretty overwhelming that a new and improved $99 Apple TV will be making an appearance this year.
To see the rest and to put your predictions in writing, just keep reading.
MobileMe has had its issues from the get go: crashing computers, lost emails, and system outages, which has left a bad taste in even the most steadfast of Apple fans' mouths. But in an attempt to turn things around, Apple announced yesterday that they are tacking on another 60-days of free service in addition to the 30-day free trial issued on July 15:
To recognize our users' patience, we are giving every MobileMe subscriber as of today a free 60-day extension. This is in addition to the one month extension most subscribers have already received. We are working very hard to make MobileMe a great service we can all be proud of.
Despite the ups and downs MobileMe has experienced, will you be standing by the service now that you get another 60-days for free?
Not everyone in tech can admit they made a mistake, but here we go: MobileMe, that other Apple product released recently, has been pretty plagued since it launched. Reports of crashing computers, lost email, and the service being constantly down have perturbed even the most loyal Macheads.
Steve Jobs has stepped up to the plate to acknowledge all this static, saying that MobileMe was "not up to Apple's standards," that it was perhaps launched too early, and that they should have released one feature at a time, rather than all at once.
As a MobileMe user, I was grandfathered in by .Mac, and aside from being a little frustrated with the transition, I love my 20GB of iDisk space, unbeatable web albums, and syncing across all devices — for me, it's back up to "Apple's standards," if you will.
In the meantime, tell me: How many of you use MobileMe?
- Oopsies! Apple accidentally shipped Mobile Me to some .Mac customers. Someone is SO getting fired. — Engadget
- Google Talk has just launched for the iPhone. Rejoice! — Lifehacker
- Switched announces their 10 Most Stubborn People in Tech. Our man Steve tops the list. — Switched
- Some awesome judge in Delaware delivered his decision with a World of Warcraft metaphor. — Kotaku
- Google has added voice search to Google Maps for the BlackBerry. — CrunchGear
After hearing all the in's and out's of Apple's new iPhone 2.0 software and the iPhone 3G (on sale July 11), something that really grabbed my attention - other than the built-in GPS and amazing apps - was MobileMe, a service that allows you to sync all your photos, email, calendar, contacts from your Mac (iCal, iDisk, Address Book and Mail) or PC (Microsoft Outlook) to your iPhone over the air. With MobileMe, as soon as you move an event on your computer's calendar, or add a contact, it will appear on your iPhone in about ten seconds and vice versa.
Similar to .Mac, MobileMe will cost $99-a-year, with 20GB of included iDisk space, and will have a 60-day free trial so you can check it out before dropping the $99. Until I get my hands on MobileMe, I won't know if it's going to make my life that much easier, but I'm definitely liking what I'm hearing.